History buffs who thought they knew everything there was to know about the 16th President of the United States, and those who appreciate slick, supernatural action.
THREE GOOD REASONS
1While Abraham Lincoln is best known for ending slavery, reunifying the nation and giving great speeches, it turns out he was also pretty handy with an axe and was a central figure in the secret struggle against the bloodsucking undead.
2The movie is based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of another unconventional literary mashup, "Price and Prejudice and Zombies."
3Director Timur Bekmambetov knows a thing or two about vampire flicks. His supernatural action thriller "Night Watch" is one of the highest-grossing Russian blockbusters of all time.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
The real-life Abraham Lincoln was apparently a big fan of Gothic horror. The President loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and reportedly could recite "The Raven" from memory